Baby Skincare Products: Ingredients To Look Out For Delicate Skin

Baby Skincare Products: Ingredients To Look Out For Delicate Skin

Any parent knows that taking care of a baby is a full-time job. From feedings and changings to playtime and cuddles, there’s always something to do. But one skincare step you shouldn’t neglect is choosing the right products for your little one’s tender skin.

While babies’ soft, smooth skin is enough to make anyone’s heart melt, it’s important to remember that they are incredibly delicate

In fact, their skin is 30% thinner than adults and still cannot retain the proper level of hydration needed for cells to function properly till they turn two. This makes your bub more prone to dryness, irritation, and infection. Some common skin problems that babies face include rashes, eczema, cradle cap, and contact dermatitis.

It is therefore crucial to know how to choose the best skincare products for your mini-me.

Nourishing Skincare Ingredients To Look Out For

Nourishing Skincare Ingredients To Look Out For

1. Panthenol

Panthenol, also known as vitamin B5, is a powerful moisture-binding ingredient that helps to keep the skin hydrated. When applied, panthenol forms a barrier that locks in moisture, decreasing transepidermal water loss (water that evaporates through the skin). It’s often used in dry or sensitive baby skin products but can be beneficial for all skin types.

2. Glycerin

Glycerin is a natural humectant that helps skin retain moisture. When used in baby skincare products, glycerin can help lock in moisture and promote a healthy water balance in the outermost layer of skin. This helps keep your little one’s skin soft, supple, and hydrated.

3. Shea Butter

If you’re on the hunt for nourishing ingredients to take your baby’s skincare routine to the next level, shea butter should be near the top of your list. This rich, creamy butter is packed with antioxidants, vitamins A, E, and F, and essential fatty acids that lock in moisture, making it an ideal choice for dry, delicate, or even sensitive skin.

4. Calendula

Calendula is a medicinal plant used for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory properties that can speed up healing. This is why calendula is also sometimes used as a topical treatment for baby skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Keep Your Little One’s Delicate Skin Healthy And Happy With Cetaphil Baby

Learning about the different ingredients allows daddies and mummies to pick out the right products for their little ones more discerningly.

At Cetaphil, we take our claims seriously. Specially formulated by a team of dermatologists*, recommended by paediatricians*, and trusted by parents, our baby skincare products are clinically proven to keep your little one’s delicate skin hydrated for up to 24 hours, retain moisture, improve its texture, and protect it from drying out.

Discover our Cetaphil Baby Range products below that are a must-have for any baby.

*Total of 200 dermatologists & paediatricians in Germany were surveyed online from Feb to Mar 2015.

1. Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo

Bath time is probably one of the best parts of the day, giving parents a chance to bond with their babies and get them clean at the same time. But what if there was a way to make it even better? Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo is specially designed to make bath time more efficient and convenient for parents.

It is made from a tear-free formula that gently cleanses your baby’s delicate skin and hair. The mild, hypoallergenic ingredients are specially chosen to preserve your baby’s natural protective barrier, while the soothing glycerin and panthenol leave skin feeling soft and smooth— truly a convenient top to toe cleanser that is gentle enough for both hair and body.


Here’s what a satisfied mum, Natalie, has to say about Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo.

“Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo is a gentle and tear-free wash that blends into a rich lather and rinses clean, leaving baby’s skin and hair soft and fragrant.

One thing I love about their wash & shampoo is because it is tear-free and a 2-in-1 product, it’s easy to do one-stop shopping and bathing. Besides that, it is also hypoallergenic, paraben, and mineral oil-free, which means you can feel good about what’s going on baby’s skin.”

2. Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion

Applying lotion on your baby helps to lock in moisture and protect against environmental aggressors. Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion is a specially formulated lotion that helps to keep your baby’s skin healthy and hydrated. Its unique, hypoallergenic formula contains a blend of glycerin and shea butter to protect your baby’s skin from dryness, chafing, and irritation.

Here’s what Natalie has to say about Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion:

“As a new mum, I’m concerned about how to care for my baby’s skin. I learnt that it is much thinner and more sensitive than an adult’s, so it definitely needs special attention like applying lotion daily. I have been very cautious about using and selecting the right baby lotion products for my son, and Cetaphil is definitely a brand which I can entrust my baby’s skincare with. Thank you for keeping my baby’s skin soft and smooth from head to toe.”

3. Cetaphil Baby Diaper Cream

Cetaphil Baby Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula can help to soothe diaper rash and protect against further irritation by moisturising the skin and forming a barrier against the nappy. With organic calendula, zinc oxide, and vitamins B5 and E, this hypoallergenic, creamy product is fast absorbing, providing long-lasting relief from diaper rash. It is also easy to apply and goes on smoothly without leaving any greasy residue.

Here’s what Natalie has to say about Cetaphil Baby Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula:

“The non-sticky texture makes it easy to apply, providing a long-lasting yet breathable barrier that keeps baby’s bum hydrated.”

Choose Cetaphil Baby— The Best Way To Care For Baby’s Skin

Babies are born with a clean slate, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need gentle skincare products to keep their skin healthy and hydrated. In fact, it’s important to choose products with caution as their skin is so delicate. Be sure to read labels carefully and select products with the following nourishing ingredients:

  • Panthenol
  • Glycerin
  • Shea butter
  • Calendula

With Cetaphil Baby products, parents can be assured that our non-irritating formula is free from harmful ingredients and contains all the nourishing ingredients that bubba needs to have silky soft skin. Sign up to be a Cetaphil® Friend and receive free skincare samples for trial now!

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